November 23rd Events

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November 23rd, 2007 (November 23 2007)EventMS Explorer, a cruise liner carrying 154 people, sank in the Antarctic Ocean south of Argentina after hitting an iceberg near the South Shetland Islands.
November 23rd, 2005 (November 23 2005)EventEllen Johnson-Sirleaf, elected president of Liberia, is the first woman to lead an African country.
November 23rd, 2003 (November 23 2003)EventGeorgian president Eduard Shevardnadze resigns following weeks of mass protests over flawed elections.Eduard Shevardnadze Quotes
November 23rd, 2001 (November 23 2001)EventConvention on Cybercrime is signed in Budapest, Hungary.
November 23rd, 1998 (November 23 1998)EventAgreement between Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and his rival, prince Norodom Ranariddh.
November 23rd, 1996 (November 23 1996)EventEthiopian Airlines Flight 961 is hijacked, then crashes into the Indian Ocean off the coast of Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 123.
November 23rd, 1996 (November 23 1996)EventThe Republic of Angola officially joins the World Trade Organization.
November 23rd, 1993 (November 23 1993)EventRachel Whiteread wins both the ?20,000 Turner Prize award for best British modern artist and the ?40,000 K Foundation art award for the worst artist of the year.
November 23rd, 1990 (November 23 1990)EventThe first all woman expedition to the south pole (3 Americans, 1 Japanese and 12 Russians), sets off from Antarctica on the 1st leg of a 70 day, 1287 kilometre ski trek.
November 23rd, 1985 (November 23 1985)EventGunmen hijack EgyptAir Flight 648 while en route from Athens to Cairo. When the plane lands in Malta, Egyptian commandos storm the hijacked jetliner, but 60 people die in the raid.
November 23rd, 1981 (November 23 1981)EventIran-Contra Affair: Ronald Reagan signs the top secret National Security Decision Directive 17 (NSDD-17), giving the Central Intelligence Agency the authority to recruit and support Contra rebels in Nicaragua.Ronald Reagan Quotes
November 23rd, 1980 (November 23 1980)EventA series of earthquakes in southern Italy kills approximately 4,800 people.
November 23rd, 1979 (November 23 1979)EventIn Dublin, Ireland, Irish Republican Army member Thomas McMahon is sentenced to life in prison for the assassination of Lord Mountbatten.
November 23rd, 1976 (November 23 1976)EventApneist Jacques Mayol is the first man to reach a depth of 100 m undersea without breathing equipment.
November 23rd, 1971 (November 23 1971)EventThe representatives of the People s Republic of China first attended the United Nations, including the United Nations Security Council, as China s representatives (See China and the United Nations).
November 23rd, 1959 (November 23 1959)EventGeneral Charles de Gaulle, President of France, declares in a speech in Strasbourg his vision for a "Europe, from the Atlantic to the Urals."Charles de Gaulle Quotes
November 23rd, 1955 (November 23 1955)EventThe Cocos Islands are transferred from the control of the United Kingdom to Australia.
November 23rd, 1954 (November 23 1954)EventFor the first time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the peak it reached just before the 1929 crash.
November 23rd, 1946 (November 23 1946)EventThe Workers Party of South Korea is founded.
November 23rd, 1943 (November 23 1943)EventWorld War II: The Deutsche Opernhaus on Bismarckstra?e in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg is destroyedied in It will eventually be rebuilt in 1961 and be called the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
November 23rd, 1943 (November 23 1943)EventWorld War II: Tarawa and Makin atolls fall to American forces.
November 23rd, 1936 (November 23 1936)EventThe first edition of Life is published.
November 23rd, 1934 (November 23 1934)EventAn Anglo-Ethiopian boundary commission in the Ogaden discovers an Italian garrison at Walwal, which lay well within Ethiopian territory. This leads to the Abyssinia Crisis.
November 23rd, 1914 (November 23 1914)EventThe US Army retreats from Mexico.
November 23rd, 1903 (November 23 1903)EventColorado Governor James Peabody sends the state militia into the town of Cripple Creek to break up a miners strike.
November 23rd, 1890 (November 23 1890)EventKing William III of the Netherlands dies without a male heir and a special law is passed to allow his daughter Princess Wilhelmina to become his heir.William King Quotes
November 23rd, 1890 (November 23 1890)EventGeneral elections in Italy.
November 23rd, 1889 (November 23 1889)EventThe first jukebox goes into operation at the Palais Royale Saloon in San Francisco.
November 23rd, 1876 (November 23 1876)EventCorrupt Tammany Hall leader William Marcy Tweed (better known as Boss Tweed) is delivered to authorities in New York City after being captured in Spain.
November 23rd, 1869 (November 23 1869)EventIn Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launchedone of the last clippers ever to be built, and the only one still surviving to this day.
November 23rd, 1867 (November 23 1867)EventThe Manchester Martyrs were hanged in Manchester, England for rescuing two Irish men from jail.
November 23rd, 1863 (November 23 1863)EventAmerican Civil War: Battle of Chattanooga beginsUnion forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant reinforce troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee and counter-attack Confederate troops.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
November 23rd, 1844 (November 23 1844)EventIndependence of the Duke of Schleswig-Holstein from Denmark.
November 23rd, 1654 (November 23 1654)EventFrench mathematician, scientist, and religious philosopher Blaise Pascal experiences an intense, mystical vision that marks him for life.Blaise Pascal Quotes
November 23rd, 1644 (November 23 1644)EventAreopagitica, a pamphlet decrying censorship, and written by John Milton is published.John Milton Quotes
November 23rd, 1531 (November 23 1531)EventThe Second war of Kappel results in the dissolution of the Protestant alliance in Switzerland.
November 23rd, 1499 (November 23 1499)EventPretender to the throne Perkin Warbeck is hanged for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London. He had invaded England in 1497, claiming to be the lost son of King Edward IV of England.
November 23rd, 1248 (November 23 1248)EventConquest of Seville by the Christian troops under King Ferdinand III of Castile.
November 23rd, 1227 (November 23 1227)EventPolish Prince Leszek I the White is assassinated at an assembly of Piast dukes at Gasawa.
November 23rd, 0800 (November 23 0800)EventCharlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the alleged crimes of Pope Leo III. Charlemagne Quotes

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